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Cops Handcuffed, Arrested a Uvalde Mom for Trying To Rescue Her Kids

The performance of law enforcement during the mass school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday appears to have been even worse than previously known. Early reporting that a school resource officer confronted alleged killer Salvador Ramos and engaged him in a gunfight was erroneous. At a press conference on Thursday, Texas Department...

Va. Judge Finds Probable Clause That "Court of Mist and Fury" and "Gender Queer" Are "Obscene for … Minors"

Here's the order for A Court of Mist and Fury (with the author's address redacted); the one for Gender Queer, A Memoir is similar, and is on p. 5 of this filing. The orders were obtained by Virginia state legislator Tim Anderson and Tommy Altman, a congressional candidate; see here for Del. Anderson's post about this, which also includes excerpts...

The Slaughter-Free Future of Cultured Meats

GOOD Meat, the cultivated meat division of Eat Just Inc. just announced that it has contracted with bioreactor construction company ABEC to build a large-scale cultivated meat facility in the United States. When operational, gigantic vats at the factory will produce 30 million pounds of chicken and beef meats annually. The company nurtures real animal...

Supreme Court Turns Away Red State Effort to Block Social Cost of Carbon

The effort by Louisiana and other states to prevent federal agencies from relying upon the Biden Administration's Social Cost of Carbon estimates has run aground in the Supreme Court. Today, without opinion, the justices denied the states' application to vacate a lower court stay. The Court's denial was not a surprise. Louisiana's lawsuit had met with...

Sherif Girgis on the Draft Dobbs Opinion and Its Critics

The unprecedented leak of a draft majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization has prompted substantial commentary, both on the leak and the substance of the opinion. Author David Garrow praised the opinion in the Wall Street Journal (prompting letters from Professor Steven Calabresi and Jennifer Mascott). Others have been far less...

Rhode Island Becomes the 19th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Rhode Island yesterday became the 19th state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Gov. Dan McKee, a Democrat, signed a bill that immediately allows adults 21 or older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis in public and grow up to three plants at home. State-licensed recreational sales are supposed to start on December 1, beginning with the state's...

Oklahoma Governor Attacks School Choice With Trans Bathroom Panic Law

The latest attack on school choice comes not from Democrat-supporting union cronies in Chicago and New York, but from the Republican governor of Oklahoma. On Wednesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law S.B. 615. This bill requires all public schools to establish and enforce rules requiring students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their...

"Judge Dismisses Bogus Defamation Lawsuit Against Foxconn Critic"

There's no written decision, and no transcript of the hearing yet; but I've found IJ to be highly reliable in the past, so I thought I'd pass along its statement on the matter (from Tuesday): This afternoon, Judge Jon E. Fredrickson of the Racine County Circuit Court granted the Institute for Justice's (IJ's) request to dismiss a defamation suit brought...

There Have Been 13 Mass School Shootings Since 1966, Not 27 This Year

For many people, the Uvalde, Texas, mass shooting—which claimed the lives of at least 19 children and two adults—seemed all the more horrible after they learned it was the 27th school shooting so far this year. That fact makes it harder to view Uvalde as any kind of isolated incident. An NPR article highlighting this statistic has been shared frequently...

Why Is Biden Still Limiting Imports of South Korean Steel?

A day after President Joe Biden indicated that he might consider lifting some of the tariffs that former President Donald Trump imposed on imports from China, the White House's top trade adviser clarified that any adjustments to tariffs would have to be "strategic." "With respect to the tariffs, our approach as with everything in this relationship,...

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